The Undemanding Lover

cabaret song
for soprano, clarinet, vibraphone, piano, violin & cello
December 2014; 4’30”

Premiere: Dr K Sextet, Lesley-Jane Rogers (soprano),
Ewan Campbell (cond.)
Pierrot Kabarett, Club Inégales, 22nd January 2015.

Commissioned for The Pierrot Project.

Originally set by Arnold Schoenberg in his 1901 Brettl-lieder, the salacious innuendo in Hugo Salus’s ‘Der genügsame Liebhaber’ is barely repressible. I made my own translation so that this setting could follow suit… As may be expected, the clarinet plays the cat.

Read the translated poem here.